Doubt and Faith

“Doubts are the ants in the pants of faith. They keep it awake and moving.” – Frederick Buechner

Doubts – are they any good? Can we have doubts and still believe God? If we have doubts, do we have faith? Good questions.

Tomorrow we’re going to talk about Abraham, known as the father of faith. In Genesis 12 we learn that “God told Abram, “Leave your country, your family, and your father’s home for a land that I will show you. I’ll make you a great nation and bless you. I’ll make you famous; you’ll be a blessing. I’ll bless those who bless you; those who curse you I’ll curse. All the families of the Earth will be blessed through you. So Abram left just as God said.” Gen 12:1-4 Msg

Wow! Abraham just picked up his life, one that was likely very comfortable and prosperous, and left to go where God led. And if you read on through Genesis 12 and 13 you’ll see that the journey took him to many different places.

Abraham is known for being faithful and trusting God. But does that mean he didn’t doubt? I don’t think so. We can still believe what God says and trust that God wants only good things for us and yet, still have doubts. God’s timing isn’t like our own (Abraham’s story totally confirms that.) It’s natural or just part of the human condition to wonder, worry and doubt.

The one thing we need to remember is that God is with us – always – in our faith, our trust, our belief and our doubts. When we are obedient to God’s call, in the midst of our doubts, that’s when God really shows up and shows off.

We’ll be looking for you tomorrow as we gather to worship, praise and thank our God for being with us, always. 9:00 and 10:30.

Grace be with you,

Vikki

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